Youth Football Offense Playbooks, Tips and PlaysCoaching youth football offense is not taking your high school playbook and installing those plays for 8 year old players to run like you did in HS.  Before you can determine your main offense you must know what player talent your team will recruit, draft and assign to your team.  Most teams can run a single wing variation because it works on the line for scrimmage overload principle placing more players at the point of attack then most other offenses.

To be very honest I install my single wing Beast variation almost every season as our power series.  I also will install a few I Formation plays because they are very simple to install and understand.  From there I will determine if I can run a Spin, Spread, Double Wing, Wing T offense.  I really want to get a feel for the talent on the team before I settle on anything complicated.  Each year you must evaluate your passing, catching, speed and football intelligence of your players.  DO NOT assume this will be easy.  I’ve assumed before and been very wrong.

During the off-season you should plan a few possible offenses.  Not just one.  Over the last 6 seasons, I have been multiple in my approach to both my youth offenses and defenses.  If you think multiple, you can easily match your talent to two out of four schemes you are interested in running.  The youth offenses I like are Beast Single Wing, Spin Spread, Double Wing, and Wing T.  I am currently reviewing the Power I and inverted Wishbone because we have a stud power Tailback that will be returning this season and these offenses will highlight his abilities.

Thank you for visiting my youth football blog.  I am sure you are looking to increase your football knowledge so you can build a winning organization.  Remember, your offensive player talent will determine your offense.  Don’t try to put a square peg in a round hole.  I’ve tried a few times and it does not work.

Good luck this season,
Coach Parker
Keller, TX / Fort Worth, Texas / Dallas DFW


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Here are my top most read Offense Articles….

  1. Spin Offense in Action Video
  2. Spin Offense – Sweep & Counter Run Plays
  3. Spin Offense Reverse
  4. Spin Offense Passes
  5. Learning Offensive Holes, Gaps & Position Names
  6. Rule Blocking Vocabulary for Youth Football Offenses

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This area is available to post General Questions and Comments about Offenses used in Youth Football.  I am currently using a Spin offense variation that we adapted for a 4th / 5th grade football team in Arvada, Colorado.



COOL Clinics – Offensive Line Blocking

I found a really COOL website, the Coaches of Offensive Linemen Mushroom Society.  These College and NFL coaches hold an annual offensive line clinic and the clinics are taped.  You can buy the DVDs at the COOL website.  Here’s a list of the DVDs from 2003.  The 2008 DVD clinic set is $80 and the past DVDs sets are $40.

2008 COOL Clinic DVDs

DVD 1 –  Rex Ryan / Def Coordinator Baltimore Ravens –
Evaluating the Opponent’s Offensive Line Strength’s & Weaknesses
**How to Defeat Drive, Reach, Down & Double Team Blocks
**Top Pass Rush Techniques-When & Why they are Used

DVD 2  – Pat Flaherty / Offensive Line Coach N.Y. Giants
Run to Win- Schemes, Techniques and Drills used in the Giants Top Runs, Strong and Weak.

DVD3 –  Joe Philbin/Offensive Coordinator / Green Bay Packers
The Packer Outside Zone Play Drill & Techniques with Multiple Personnel Front and Motion Changes

DVD 4 John Benton / Offensive Line Coach / Houston Texans
Protections Fundamentals & Drills – Cut Your Sacks in Half

DVD 5 Doug Marrone / Offensive Line Coach
New Orleans Saints (#1 NFL Team Fewest Sacks Allowed)
Protections Solid and Slide, Techniques and Drills

DVD 6 Clinic Dill Collection
“1 Hour 26 Minutes of Drills to help you for Fall Camp”

DVD 7 Chalk Talk Session
“How Linemen use Their Hands, Front and Backside Double Teams and Run Game versus Zone Blitzes”

DVD 8 Steve Marshall / Offensive Line Coach / Cleveland Browns
The Unbalanced Run Game vs Odd, Even, and Over Defenses, Drills and Techniques

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.

 Other COOL Clinic DVDs

DVD 1 – Tony Wise “Fundamental Techniques for Run & Pass, the Lead Draw”
DVD 2 – Jim Colletto “Fundaments & the Inside Zone Play”
DVD 3 – Arron Kromer “Fundamentals of Pass Pro”
DVD 4 -Larry Beightol “Offensive Line Drill Work”
DVD 5 -Jim McNally “Even More things You should Know that are New!”
DVD 6 – Clinic Speakers Drill Collection

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.

DVD 1 – Clinic Speakers Drill Collection
DVD 2 – Jim Hanifan “How to Teach and Drill Pass Protection”
DVD 3 – Howard Mudd “Unconventional Stuff that Works”
DVD 4 – Bill Muir “The Single Back Running Game”
DVD 5 – Steve Loney “Inside & Outside Zone, Drills and Techniques”
DVD 6 – Tom Lovatt “Different Ways to Attack the Edge”
DVD 7 – Paul Alexander “How to Play Tackle”

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.

DVD 1 – Clinic Speakers Drill Collection
DVD 2 – Paul Boudrea “How to Teach, Coach and Drill The Draw Play”
DVD 3 – Russ Grimm “Organizing the Running Game”
DVD 4 – Bill Laveroni “How to Teach, Coach and Drill the Screen Game”
DVD 5 – Steve Marshall “Backside Blocking for the Inside Zone”
DVD 6 – Pat Flaherty “Fundamentals in Teaching Run and Pass Pro Technique, and the Power Play”

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.

DVD 1 – Clinic Speakers Drill Collection
DVD 2 – Paul Alexeander “How to Play Center”
DVD 3 – Tony Wise “The Zone Handback Series”, Bob Wylie “The 35 Twin Play”
DVD 4 – Andy Heck “Drop Back Pass Pro Schemes, Solid and Slide”
DVD 5 – Juan Castillo “Fundamentals of Pass Protection”
DVD 6 – Bill Muir “Single Back Running Game in Multiple Formations”
DVD 7 – Chalk Talk Sessions “Field Goal Protection, Shot Gun Snaps, Zone and Gap Schemes”

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.

DVD 1 – Clinic Speakers Drill Collection
DVD 2 – Paul Alexeander “How to Play Guard, the Trilogy Ends”
DVD 3 – Alex Gibbs “The Outside Zone”
DVD 4 -Larry Beightol “The Drive Block and Drill Work”
DVD 5 – Mike Munchak “The Inside Zone and Drills to Teach it”
DVD 6 – Marty Gailbraith “Long and Short Snapping Techiques”
DVD 7 – Tom Breshnahan “The No Huddle Offense & Line Fundamentals”
DVD 7 – Chalk Talk Sessions “Bunch Runs, Half Line Teaching Progressions, and Center Pulling Plays”

Order the DVD set Here.   Please let them know referred you to purchase or register for the COOL clinic.


13 responses to “Offense

  1. I am working on updating my offensive playbook to incude each play run against different defenses. I think I an get away with just drawing out 4 defenses, even front, odd front, 7 front and an 8 gap? Do you think that will cover me for most situations. I do not want to overload the 5th graders and other coaches.

  2. David D.

    The Spin…
    This is a sweet offense

  3. Matt

    Coach Parker,
    I am wanting to run the spin offense for my 4th grade tackle team this season. Do you know how I can get a playbook for this offense or do I need to make my own? This is the first year for these players in tackle so I hope to run this same offense for the next 3 years until they play for their schools.
    Thanks for your time and your website is great
    Matt- Norman, OK

  4. Jeff Sutton

    How can I get a copy of this spin offensive playbook?

  5. How can i get a copy of a playbook on the spin offense for 10-11yr old.

  6. Jeromy

    did you post a playbook for this offense? I would love to have one.



  8. James Mansfield

    Does anyone know where I can find a good offensive playbook for youth football with ages around 8 or 9 yr olds?

  9. mark

    How is the best way to devise an o-line depth chart? How to decide who plays guard or takle?

  10. Mario

    I’m coaching 10-11 year olds and have a stud power RB & stud Speed RB with a QB that can throw but is not much of a runner. What do you think is the best offense to run with this kind of talent? I’d like to run out of shotgun but every youth offense I see out of shotgun has the QB running the 40%-60%. Any suggestions?

  11. Doug Still

    I am head coach of Broncos D2 or 3rd n 4th graders. I ran a beast formation and used counters from that formation. I would like to share and hopefully learn more.

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